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    Ted

    How do you map the radio button “other” option?

    I currently have the formidable form radio buttons set up with the “other” option allowing the user to type in their own answer. I’m using Formidable Pro2PDF to transfer the content to my pre-existing form. So I have created a “single line text” box on my pre-existing form to show the “other” option. The problem is that I can’t name two different types of fields (radio button and single line text) the same name in Adobe or PDF Escape. The result is a that the radio buttons always show the value of the whatever option is chosen in the “single line text” instead of just the “other” option. See pictures for better description below, from formidable site (I was directed here by default)

    So how do I map the “other” option in Pro2PDF/my pre-existing PDF so that my form only populates the “single line text” if the “other” option is chosen?

    Or is there some “other” option I’m missing?

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    #11589 Reply

    admin
    Keymaster

    Formidable’s “other option” will only work if you merge to a PDF text field, not to a PDF radio button because there’s is no way to ‘match’ random user’s input to a PDF radio button.

    The work-around is to use Formidable’s conditional logic to show/hide a Formidable Text Field and call it “other”. This will select the “other” PDF Radio Option and fill the PDF’s “other” text field.

    We remain at your service.

    #11590 Reply

    Ted

    As you can see from my description and the pictures, I HAVE merged the “other” option to a PDF text field, not a radio button.

    Let me try to rephrase the question, because there seems to be some confusion.

    How do I stop the pre-designated radio buttons from populating the PDF text field when there is a “other” option?

    #11591 Reply

    admin
    Keymaster

    We apologize for our confusing reply. We understood your description and pictures. The PRO2PDF plugin cannot selectively hide Formidable’s radio/checkbox options.

    If you don’t want the PDF text field to show the non-“other” Formidable Radio Button options you must use the work-around to “stop the pre-designated radio buttons from populating the PDF text field” when the PDF text field is merged with the Formidable Radio Button field.

    The work-around is to use Formidable’s conditional logic to show/hide a Formidable Text Field and call it “other”. This will select the “other” PDF Radio Option and fill the PDF’s “other” text field.

    We remain at your service.

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